Wisconsin’s very own Mitt Romney

One thing about Mitt Romney, it was hard to disagree with him for too long. If you disagreed with his position on just about any stance today, just wait a few days and he will change his mind and pretend he never felt the other way. It turns out we have our own version now in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker said Saturday that he would sign a repeal of the state’s smoking ban if elected governor, matching the position of his Republican rival.

His comment came four days after he said he opposed the smoking ban but thought it was too early to seek exemptions to it. He spelled out his new position in a statement Saturday, a day after former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann – who like Walker is running for governor as a Republican – said he would sign a repeal of the law.


The scary thing about this election cycle is, to please the “tea” partiers/baggers you have to outcrazy anyone else in the primary.

We will have to see how many more times walker flip flops between now and Nov!


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14 thoughts on “Wisconsin’s very own Mitt Romney

  1. Repealing the smoking ban is your example of “outcrazy”-ing each other?

  2. Hey maybe next they will get in a bidding war over lowering taxes and spending. That would just be terrible!

  3. I cant see that happening since nothing in their past would point to that. I can see them both being upset that T – wall actually had to pay taxes in one out of the last 10 years.

    And yes repealing the smoking ban is an example of “outcrazying” each other.

    Maybe they can see who can cut the most state jobs that are not there.

    1. Well if they are trying to appeal to the tea party folks as you say, they would certainly make appeals to lower taxes and government (regardless of their past, even though yes their pasts do point to that).

      And what’s so crazy about letting private business owners decide what legal products can and can’t be used within the confines of their own private businesses?

      1. What I don’t understand is the hypocrisy of on the one hand fighting for the right of people to smog up restaurants etc with literally poisonous fumes while on the other hand supporting the criminalization of marijuana, a factually far less dangerous drug than cigarettes or alcohol.

        I personally wouldn’t touch any of that stuff including marijuana, not even alcohol (aside from traditional wine on holidays like New Year’s Day or weddings). I wouldn’t mess with my body like htat. I will however speak out about hypocrisy where I see it because the criminalization of marijuana is one of the most hypocritical policies around. I’m not talking about you in particular of course, but it’s a stance that I’ve always found ridiculous ever since learning the truth about the wasteful prohibition of marijuana.

        I have to admit I like being able to eat at a restaurant without my lungs burning from the toxic cigarette fumes filling the room from the nicotine addicts, but I think it would be better if properly closed off and ventilated areas were provided for said addicts if the demand is there for it. The current law is better than toxic fumigation of everyone in the room though.

    2. As for your comment about state jobs, maybe Doyle could quickly hire a bunch of state Smoking Inspectors. Then when Walker or Neumann say they want to repeal the smoking ban, you can say they are just out to get state employees by putting those poor inspectors out of work!

  4. Mitt knows the true and he worry about the country,and he is the most power full speaker now,so if he say any thing,it is right in the target, why too many people are afraid what he said and don’t want he to say or critics this Administration,go ahead Mitt, just say the right thing that give America the hight value and do the right job for America,you are the man of America dream,and they are waiting for.

    1. The only reason “progressives” salivate over legalizing it is so that they can tax the heck out of it by slapping on a big sin tax. It was progressives and women suffrages who were part of passing prohibition, which must have been before they figured out taxing it would be a better idea.

      I think the more libertarian wing of the Republican party may consider legalization, but I would say there’s also an element of Democrats who wouldn’t favor it. Again, you like some others, misunderstand nanny state and limited government. But if you are trying to point out hypocrisy, if you favor a smoking ban because it’s so harmful, then why not outright ban it? I mean people can still smoke in their own homes, even around innocent children. What about the children? Oh wait, you probably enjoy the cig tax revenue too much. Ah just raid the transporation fund instead, no one will notice.

      bofcudahy, if you think being against the smoking ban but not favoring marijuana is hypocrisy, what about legalizing all drugs? I would be inclined to say what someone does on their own property is their own business, but some complications do arise and legalization can mean many different things. I would disagree that marijuana is less harmful than alocol and cigarettes. I’m not sure that is proven, but the point of using marijuana is to get high, while I can have one drink and not be drunk. Are you telling me someone high behind the wheel wouldn’t be a danger? While on the other hand, no one ever killed anyone from smoking a cigarette (except maybe themselves).

  5. Your right forgot I would love to make marijuana legal and tax it. I know that would cut into the marijuana black markets profits and all……

    1. Thanks for showing your true colors. Never met a tax you didn’t like. Black market profits vs. the government takes its cut, what’s the difference?

      I don’t suppose you realize that when government taxes the heck out of something, it CREATES black markets. Look what’s happening with the cigarette tax.

  6. Really you need to ask whats the difference? the marijuana business is a completely unregulated business now that is costing us billions. Not only in lost tax revenue, in case you haven’t heard we could use some about now, but also in money spent out in law enforcement and putting marijuana uses in prison. The war on drugs did not work….

    1. Only you would look at something not being taxed “costing us billions.” Would you agree to just tax it at the regular sales tax rate or are you gonna slap a huge sin tax on it?

      “The war on drugs did not work” — then why do you stop at legalizing and taxing marijunana?

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